Coffee from Laos

My hubbie brought home a bag of coffee grown in southern Laos this morning (bought at Trader Joe’s).  It was the sample coffee this morning and he’d liked it. 
 
We had an amazing trip to central and northern Lao back around 2004, not long after it had been opened up to foreign tourists.
 
Coffee from Lao, I asked?  
 
Amazing, but apparently coffee is now a successful agricultural crop in Southern Lao (where we didn’t visit).

coffee from Laos
And Googling the “Bolaven Plateau coffee” brought up quite a few interesting sites, including this piece from CNN: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/laos-bolaven-plateau/index.html

We haven’t been back to Asia for awhile, but it’s a great part of the world, with a wonderful vegetable gardening culture (as well as many other amazing things and a deep history, of course).